I have seen: Mo’ Better Blues, Do the Right Thing, School Daze,Boys in the hood and Bamboozled
Most of the cast are African Americans but i was making a joke about him casting an african as a German General but its not too far off from reality from the examples of his casting in other movies.
Haven’t seen all those, but some of them were not good. It happens.
Fair enough on the joke, but it is not reality at all. He mainly does movies about the Bronx, in black neighborhoods. That is appropriate. Casting black men as German generals is just stupid (but yes, funny), and not something to do since he was so interested in showing contributions of blacks in WW2 - albeit from a book.
Oliver Stone only does movies where they ridicule conservatism viewpoints, so i expect to get that in all his movies.
Ok, maybe you do, but that’s Oliver Stone. But “only does movies” is completely wrong when you see: Natural Born Killers, Alexander, Any Given Sunday, etc., or look at most of the movies he wrote the screenplay for.
Well, I never claimed he had black nazis, but yes, I’ve seen some of his fiction. They’re okay entertainment value, but not something I enjoyed as a primary repository for my hard earned cash. I prefer Jerry Bruckheimer 😛
I wasn’t attributing the black nazi to you. You don’t like him, ok, that’s fine. No need to pull something nonsensical or unrelated like Michael Moore (yes, I know you don’t like him either).
I just went to see my first movie in the Theater of the year: “An American Carol” it was hilarious!
I only went to the effort to see it in the theaters because Blockbuster is boycotting it (like they did with Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed until they lost the lawsuit.)
Good fiction huh?
Question: how can a movie rental company boycott something that just came out on screen?
I saw Miracle and as i suspected it was a typical spike lee movie. He extrapolates once again south central/bronx ghetto rough language of the 1990’s in every sentence, while the Germans look like mensa candidates. The Africans are portrayed as disgusting, corrupted and uneducated soldiers ( with some exceptions) ‘looking’ for opportunities. Its like he made it to appeal to the audience that watched his other movies by trying to turn WW2 france into “Gang Wars of the Hood” and frankly their was not any way it would have worked unless it was specifically about the “buffalo soldiers” and their bravery in fighting in spite of how they were treated at home. ON this level it had a chance and intimated that and similar points but it was very weak effort.
It should be a box office bust.
I saw stroke of genious and this was better but formalistic plot sequence.
Thanks for the assessment, I will reply once I’ve seen it. Not holding much for it with the reviews, but will save the opinion for myself.